Sisi’s Policy of Constant Change of Military Leaders

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Mahmoud Gamal

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Since assuming power following the July 2013 military coup, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has adopted a policy of constant change of military leaders, whether inside the army or those appointed as governors and heads of civil bodies.

Maintaining this policy, Sisi, only since 2017, has replaced over 130 high-ranking state and military officials, including the country’s defense and interior ministers, the army chief of staff, the director of the General Intelligence Service, and most recently the chairmen of the Sues Canal Authority – all of them are former military commanders – only to keep an even stronger grip on the military institution and the State in general.

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